May is National Pet Month! We know you love your pets and this is the perfect time to show them. Whether you keep fish, rabbits, cats, dogs or pigs, there are many things you can do to show your pet how much you love them and encourage love for pets and animals in general. .
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate National Pet Month with your pet.
1. Throw a party
The best way to celebrate anything is with an old style party. Naturally, you’ll create a pet or wildlife theme for the party.
Choose an outdoor spot or another place where everyone can bring their pets. Ask people what animals they plan to bring in case you need special accommodation.
You should have plenty of food and drink for both humans and pets. You also need to have a lot of work for all your guests to do.
This is a great way to make a super local impact!
2. Donate / Volunteer at the Pet Center
As you probably know, not just to celebrate pets is enough. You should also show how much you love them by spending your time.
Find a shelter for local animals in your area and volunteer. While it’s good to do it during the national pet month, you should consider continuing your volunteer work for the rest of the year.
If you don’t have time to volunteer at all, consider other ways you can help. One of the easiest ways is to write a check. Shelters need money to take care of these animals, and you can help make a difference.
3. Self-educate your pet
This is a good time to learn more about your pet. Read books and articles about your current animal friend. You can learn things you never knew. This new knowledge can help you give your pet a better life.
You can also help educate others about your pet. This is especially beneficial if you have a pet with a bad reputation, such as a pit bull. Educating people about serious misconceptions about your pets can encourage them to behave properly when encountering them.
This is what we are passionate about doing with our fish! Some people think they only need a bowl of fish and the fish has a short lifespan. We help educate fish owners on our blogs, VIVOFISH.
4. Buy your pet a gift
You can expect a gift or two on your birthday. It’s a good idea to give your pet a gift during National Pet Month!
If your pet likes to look cute, you can buy them a cute necklace or a new set of clothes. (Though in general, you only want to dress the animals if they seem amused. It wouldn’t be fair to dress them up if they really hate it.)
Other gifts include new snacks, or a new foam bed toy. Bring your pet to the pet store so they can tell you what they really want.
5. Adopt a new pet
How many pets are too many pets? Think of all the pets that need a good home. Can you add another member to the family to help save them?
Go to your local pet shelter to choose a new pet. They will have a much better life and maybe even be saved from death. You will also feel better about yourself.
When you bring them home, be careful when introducing them to your current animals. Your current pet can feel the territory at first. Introduce your new pet slowly and make sure you show love for your current pet as you always have.
Also, make sure you know how to best take care of your new pet! Here are instructions on how to bring a new puppy home.
6. Contribution to animal conservation efforts
There are many more animals than your pet and those in the local shelters. The animals in the wild also need our help. In a way, they’re everyone’s pets, aren’t they? That is why they should also be respected during the National Pet Month.
Learn about the latest issues affecting endangered animals. Do your part to help. You can start at home with small actions, such as cutting six pack rings so that the fish doesn’t get caught in them. You can also stop buying from certain companies that are fighting greedy conservation efforts. What’s more, you can come in person and help clean up your environment or send checks to people doing work.
7. Go to the Zoo
When was the last time you went to the zoo? For those with kids, that could be last week. For others, it could be years. Go to the zoo and see all the beautiful animals in the world. It will restore your love for animals and a desire to help them.
There will be lots of information to help you learn how to help. You will also get some exercises while walking around. Bring your children or anyone you know along as they will also be removed. You may even want to bring your pet with you if it behaves well in public.
And remember, many zoo animals are either rescued or born in captivity. That’s usually not an inhumane way for these animals to live!
8. Professional Photography
Remember your pet long after he died with a professional photo. There are many photographers that specialize in pet photography.
When taking photos, do your best to capture the charisma of your friend. If your pet is active, take a photo of the action. If your pet is pampered, let it be in its natural state. You can hang a picture on your pet’s bedside. When they finally die, you will have a photo to remember them forever. Your pets are part of the family and you want to have pictures of them just like any other family member.
9. Take your pet to the caregiver
Some pets love to be pampered and they look their best. Take your pet to a groomed salon to get a new haircut. Bring pictures if you have an idea in mind of how you want your pet to look. Some grocery vendors will even dye your pets a certain color or paint their nails, although this may be a bit overkill.
Many dogs love it just as much as humans love to go to spa. Remember to get to the editor’s house before you shoot any professional looking shot.
10. Construction of bird feeding machines
The birds are great pets, but just as great when viewed in the wild.
If you appreciate birds, you should also show the birds outdoors how much you value them. Build bird feeders or homemade bird houses to keep them comfortable and full for a long time. You can even attract your favorite birds using the right ingredients. This is a great way to keep pet birds without actually having them in your home.
Your pet is part of your family. They provide you with love and companionship. Your pets show you how much they appreciate you with cuddling actions and a cute face. Show their appreciation to them! The best time to have a new feeling of love for your pet is National Pet Month. Use these ideas to show your pets and other animals around the world how important they are.
Written by Matt Leighton, vivofish.com